Monday, December 22, 2008

At Least I Get it Honest

It is 32 degrees here in H-town today. I'm freezing my nuts off. If I had aforementioned nuts, they would have been dropped in the parking garage this morning. Or up in my throat. So last night I was all excited about the impending weather change while I was watching the weather with BD. He said "don't get too excited, it's supposed to be 75 on Christmas day." Son of a bitch! Can we get ONE Christmas where everyone is not wearing shorts? Just ONE?!

1. We had Christmas with my parents and grandparents this weekend. It was awesome. I love hanging out with my family and always come back with good stories. Stories that some how involved alcohol. See you guys, if I didn't come from a family of alcoholics, I would have nothing to blog about. Then what would you do all day? You're welcome.

Last time we were in town over Thanksgiving break, my dad got really drunk, which is totally normal. My parents have an L shaped countertop in their kitchen, and BD and I were sitting on barstools eating dinner there. Dad came in from outside, lost his balance, and was walking the perimeter of the counter. The only thing holding his ass up was the counter because he was walking at an angle. Can you guess what happened next? Yeah, he ran out of counter. He was still walking with his gangsta lean and when he ran out of the support of a countertop, he fell flat on his face. Good times. BD and I never missed a beat, we just kept eating like this was a completely normal scenario. I think I managed to mutter a "you okay dad?" between the laughter. If I don't laugh I'll cry people!

2. After much cajoling I've convinced BFF to start a blog because her life is just as, if not more, funny than mine. Go check her out here. Single mom of a five year old drama queen. Funny stuff.

3. It's that time of year again...time to make resolutions! I hate resolutions. Loathe them, actually. However, this year I'm making a very important one. As most of you know I've been doing my clinicals in the critical care unit. Most of the patients I take care of have been smokers. To see the effects of smoking first hand is terrifying. I've always known smoking was bad for you, but to actually see the damage it does to a person has shaken me to the core. I have a beautiful son that is my world and I want to be around to enjoy my grandchildren. So, my resolution is to stop smoking. I'm terrified and nervous and pray every day that I will be strong enough to succeed. But lucky for you it should make for a lot of interesting blog fodder :)

So what are some of you resolutions? Hopefully we can encourage eachother!


Pearl said...

I was a smoker for over ten years (maybe 15?)... yeah, I started early. And I was pretty hard core about it. I quit a about 3 years ago. I wont lie, it wasnt easy. I wish you all the best in your wanting to quit. I will also say that I am much happier, healthier, and wealthier now that I have quit. BUT I never EVER rag on smokers like some non smokers do! It is so irritating to have people tell you "that's bad for you!" duh, like you are some kind of idiot.

I havent made a new years resolution. I have so many I could make, I think I am in denial!!!

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

LMFAO @ "gangsta lean" and your dad falling on his face. good times. my dad's an alchie too, but he drinks alone - never takes a sip around others. yeah, talk about dysfunction!

re: the smoking, good for you! i'll quit someday soon, too. and i will support you in your efforts!

also, i noticed that your BFF follows me, so i'll check out her blog one of these days too.

merry christmas! :)